Back in 2006, a rookie on the Knicks – who happened to be 5’9″ – took the NBA world by storm in just a few minutes. During All-Star Weekend that season, Nate Robinson took on Andre Iguodala (Sixers), Josh Smith (Hawks), and Hakim Warrick (Grizzlies) in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest with the Knick and Sixer meeting in the final.
Did You Know: Robinson Holds The Record For Most Slam Dunk Contest Wins?
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Robinson jumping over Spud Webb, who at 5’7″ had won the slam dunk contest 20 years earlier. There were many great dunks including Robinson putting the ball between his legs twice, throwing it off the glass and finishing with the slam.
Robinson won his first of a record three Slam Dunk contests that night, beating out Iguodala by one point in a dunk-off (the equivalent to OT).
The Highlight Of The Night:
Three years later, Robinson was back at All-Star Weekend and in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk contest.